William Jared Pringle was named to the Commandant's list for the spring semester at the United States Air Force Academy. During the spring semester, Pringle successfully completed the Academy Flight Screening with the 557th Flying Training Squadron. In the program, Pringle learned about the basics of flight and learned to fly. He flew a total of 25 hours in a DA-20 Talon and soloed twice.
Pringle was sent to the Ukraine during the month of June, representing the Academy on a Cadet sponsored language immersion program. There, Pringle practiced his Russian communication skills while learning about the Ukrainian culture. He lived with a host family while in the Ukraine.
Upon his return to the Academy, Pringle will be a Squadron Commander in the Global Engagement Program. He will be in charge of the sophomore class who participate in the program.